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ERIC Number: EJ918297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies: A Global Network Advancing Dignity through Dialogue
Lindner, Evelin G.; Hartling, Linda M.; Spalthoff, Ulrich
Policy Futures in Education, v9 n1 p66-73 2011
Human rights are universally based on the concept of human dignity. Various international organizations are developing the theoretical, legal, and political framework for human rights. The underlying concept of human dignity is less disputed, but also receives less attention. This shortcoming is addressed by a worldwide group of scholars and practitioners dedicated to examining and understanding the many aspects of human dignity, as well as its violation--humiliation. This article describes the efforts of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. The network is a global transdisciplinary fellowship of individuals dedicated to advancing research, education, and interventions to end humiliating practices and promote human dignity around the world. The HumanDHS community strives to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, opening space for mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation. This article describes the efforts of HumanDHS to encourage practices that lead to "equality in dignity" through dignifying dialogue and collaborative action. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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